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  • Beretta Displays New CSASS in 7.62mm

    09/30/2016 11:35:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Military.com ^ | September 29, 2016 | Matthew Cox
    Beretta had its version of a compact semi-automatic sniper rifle on display at Modern Day Marine 2016. The ARX200, chambered for 7.62mm NATO, is the rifle Beretta was designing for the U.S. Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System competition awhile back.
  • Jeb Bush says it would make a 'powerful statement' if everybody didn't vote [tr]

    09/30/2016 10:56:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 103 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    Jeb Bush is denying a report that claimed he's voting for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. Bush says he hasn't made a decision and suggested he may not cast a ballot at all. 'If everybody didn't vote, that would be a pretty powerful political statement, wouldn't it?' he said, according to CNN, after he was asked what would happen if other voters followed his lead. The Republican politician's father George H.W. Bush had his plans to cross party lines at vote for Hillary Clinton revealed by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy. Bush said at a...
  • ‘Th’ Sound Will Vanish from English Language Due to Multiculturalism, Linguists Say

    09/30/2016 9:47:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 30, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    By the middle of the century, the “th” sound will have vanished from the English spoken in London due to the high level of immigrants who cannot pronounce it, linguists have said. In a study that shows the impact immigration is having on the English language, academics at the University of York say that Estuary English, the dialect currently spoken in London and south east England, will gradually be replaced by a heavily migrant-influenced English.
  • Campus debate on Black Lives Matter called racist, shut down by protesters (VIDEO) [U Michigan]

    09/30/2016 7:04:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 28, 2016 | Staff
    University of Michigan forum ‘devalues the #BlackLivesMatter movement,’ students say A routine debate on Tuesday hosted by a University of Michigan debate club was effectively shut down after a throng of protesters stormed the event and repeatedly shouted over participants, claiming the topic on whether Black Lives Matter is harmful to racial relations is too racist and bigoted to be discussed.
  • Bulgaria Bans The Burqa

    09/30/2016 5:47:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 30, 2016 | Staff
    Bulgaria’s parliament approved on Friday legislation outlawing face-covering Islamic veils in public, joining a small number of EU countries as debate rages across Europe about religious freedoms. The law “bans wearing in public clothing that partially or completely covers the face”, referring to the burqa or the more common niqab.
  • National Feminist League? The NFL is trying to become more female-friendly by hiring women [tr]

    09/30/2016 4:29:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2016 | Chris Summers
    Traditionally the most prominent women in NFL were the cheerleaders but the game's top brass have launched an initiative to hire more women to be coaches, officials and scouts.  The NFL will hold its first job fair specifically for women, in Orlando, Florida, in January, just before the Super Bowl.
  • Can an atheist lead a Protestant church? A battle over religion in Canada.

    09/30/2016 4:00:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | Alan Freeman
    The Rev. Gretta Vosper is a dynamic, activist minister with a loyal following at her Protestant congregation in suburban Toronto. She is also an outspoken atheist. “We don’t talk about God,” Vosper said in an interview, describing services at her West Hill United Church, adding that it’s time the church gave up on “the idolatry of a theistic god.”
  • Nike’s self-lacing shoes are our latest self-destructive nostalgia trip

    09/30/2016 3:32:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | Sonny Bunch
    It was with an odd mixture of amusement and horror that I read Wired’s piece on the making of the HyperAdapt 1.0—better known as Nike’s power-lacing shoes. You know, like the ones we saw 27 years ago in “Back to the Future Part II.” For approximately 12 seconds of screen time. And what did that 12 seconds of screen time lead to? “After 28 years of brainstorming and 11 years of R&D, after many false starts, delays, and blown deadlines, after the vanquishing of internal skepticism, after innumerable prototypes, iterations, and redesigns, Nike’s automatic electronic self-lacing shoe is scheduled to...
  • TAMU students demand mandatory ‘anti-racism’ course

    09/29/2016 12:09:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 28, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    A group of student activists at Texas A&M University is demanding that the school incorporate a mandatory anti-racism class into the core curriculum. What’s more, the group of students, known as “TAMU Anti-Racism” is also demanding that the university implement penalties for any sort of racist behavior.
  • Cornell referendum on men's room tampons passes in landslide

    09/29/2016 12:07:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | September 29, 2016 | Laura Gunderson
    Cornell students passed a student-sponsored referendum to provide free tampons and pads in all Cornell bathrooms, with 78.6 percent of 3,034 voting students casting a ballot in favor. The "#FreetheTampon" initiative aims to provide all bathrooms on campus of both genders—yes, men’s too—with free menstrual products throughout the year, and comes shortly after Brown University recently implemented a similar program.
  • Pressure grows on Labour to suspend Corbyn ally after criticising Holocaust Memorial Day [tr]

    09/29/2016 10:21:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2016 | Matt Dathan
    Pressure is growing on the Labour party to suspend a key Corbyn ally after she criticised Holocaust Memorial Day. Jackie Walker, vice chairwoman of the Corbyn-supporting Momentum campaign group, generated outrage for the comments and also said she hadn't found a definition of anti-Semitism she could 'work with'. Labour MPs demanded she be 'shown the door never to return'. Ms Walker was allowed to return to the party earlier this year after claiming that 'many Jews' were chief financiers of the slave trade. Meanwhile Mr Corbyn risked stoking more controversy after it was reported that he is set to appoint...
  • Obama Officials Wonder: Why Won’t the Boss Stand Up to Putin?

    09/29/2016 9:04:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2016 | Nancy A. Youssef and Shane Harris
    Russia and Syria appeared to attack two more hospitals and a bakery in the already besieged eastern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, in an aggressive push to seize and starve the city—home to as many as 100,000 children—back into regime control. So how will the Obama administration respond to an increasingly provocative Russia? For now, it won’t. There is an unspoken understanding within the administration that despite the many provocations Russia has carried out in Syria, there will be no major American response, a position that increasingly is drawing the ire of top national security officials, three U.S. officials told...
  • Our prehistoric ancestors were as violent as humans today

    09/29/2016 8:56:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Cosmos ^ | September 29, 2016 | Amy Middleton
    The propensity for humans to kill one another may be hot-wired into our DNA but culture also has the power to change our behaviour, a new study has found. The research, led by José María Gómez at the Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas in Spain and published in the journal Nature, explored the human tendency to act violently towards members of our own species. This topic has been hotly debated among experts, with scores of studies questioning whether this vicious trait is an evolutionary development or the result of our cultural or social dynamics.
  • Los Angeles Mayor Tries to Defend LAX from Donald Trump

    09/29/2016 8:43:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is defending Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, from criticisms by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during Monday night’s first presidential debate. Trump mentioned LAX in the context of a statement about the national debt, saying that it might be understandable to have $20 trillion in debt and outstanding public infrastructure, but that the poor state of America’s transportation network underscored the government’s waste of money.
  • Kerry threatens Russia with end to joint Syria diplomacy

    09/28/2016 1:49:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AP ^ | September 28, 2016 | Bradley Klapper
    Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week. Kerry's warning came in a telephone call Wednesday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the State Department said, describing the latest U.S. ultimatum in Syria's 5˝-year conflict. Many have gone unfulfilled, including President Barack Obama's declaration that the U.S. would take military action if Syrian President Bashar Assad crossed the...
  • Fragile Liberals at NY Mag Take Down Video Calling ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Sexist After Backlash

    09/28/2016 10:14:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | September 28, 2016 | William Hicks
    NY Mag’s The Cut is the absolute cutting edge in hand-wringing cultural criticism, as made evident by their latest video, “Lawrence of Arabia Is a Prime Example of Old Hollywood Sexism” — video so poignant they took down from their site after a few hours following a brutal storm of online mockery. “We all know Hollywood (both old and new) is sexist, but this fact about the 1962 hit Lawrence of Arabia will blow your mind,” the text below the video reads. “And probably make you never want to watch the movie.”
  • Senate Republicans revive legislation to ban online gambling

    09/28/2016 9:05:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2016 | Catherine Ho
    The day after it became public that billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson gave $20 million to a super PAC with close ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), three GOP senators introduced legislation that would effectively ban online gambling — a measure Adelson has long pushed for. The super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund, backs Senate Republicans and is run by McConnell’s former chief of staff Steven Law. The group received $28 million in August — more than it raised during the entire 2016 election cycle. The vast majority, $20 million, came from Adelson and his wife Miriam. The...
  • Maryland Weighing Ban on Spear Hunting, New Air Gun Regulations

    09/28/2016 8:31:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 27, 2016 | Awr hawkins
    Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources is pushing a prohibition on hunting “big game” with spears, as well as new regulations on the use of air guns to hunt deer.
  • Netflix’s New $130m Drama ‘The Crown’ Debuts Fabulous Trailer

    09/28/2016 8:01:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 28, 2016 | Tom Sykes
    It is being billed as the most expensive TV series ever produced—with a budget of $130 million—and the first official trailer for the forthcoming Netflix series The Crown is setting high expectations among fans of costume dramas. The Netflix drama focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with a series of unimaginably daunting private and personal challenges as she ascends to the throne following the unexpected death of her father, George VI.
  • Check Out North Korea’s Light Machine Gun: ‘Light,’ my ass;the Type 73 is heavy and complicated

    09/28/2016 7:40:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 28, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    Physically, North Korea’s Type 73 light machine gun resembles both the British Bren and the Russian PKM. The gas-operated, 7.62-by-54R-chambered Type 73 boats a cyclic rate of 600 to 700 rounds per minute and a quick-change barrel system. Weighing 10.6 kilograms unloaded, the Type 73 is heavier than the Russian PKM is.
  • Why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aren't fighting the culture wars

    09/28/2016 7:31:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | September 28, 2016 | Damon Linker
    The most momentous thing about Monday night's presidential debate wasn't anything Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton said. It's what they didn't say. Not a word was spoken about abortion, same-sex marriage, religious freedom, "family values," or any other issue championed by the religious right over the past few decades. True, those issues didn't fit naturally with the economic, race, and national security topics on the agenda Monday night. But in previous presidential contests, that wouldn't have stopped the Republican nominee from inserting a comment somewhere about protecting unborn life or the importance of traditional families. On Monday night, we heard...
  • Why can't our politicians speak English anymore?

    09/28/2016 7:28:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | September 28, 2016 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gorby
    Ater Monday night's presidential debate, most pundits are focusing on who won, who lost, and what it all means for the future of the country. But the only thought that keeps asserting itself in my mind is this: These candidates are terrible at speaking English. I mean that in the most literal sense possible: They're bad at formulating complete, grammatically correct sentences that effectively carry meaning. And this isn't just a petty complaint about "style" or "form" — it says something bigger about America, and this dumpster fire of an election we're in.
  • Corbyn’s Labour Will Push for More Open Door Immigration

    09/28/2016 7:11:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Jeremy Corbyn will commit Labour to fighting the next election on a platform of continued open door immigration from Europe, as controlling numbers can “fan the flames of fear” and make it “more difficult to take a holiday in Europe” for the middle classes. The leader of the opposition is reportedly “relaxed” about record levels of immigration, and “it is not an objective to reduce the numbers, to reduce immigration” his spokesman told Sky News.
  • Turkish Tanks Take a Pounding in Syria

    09/27/2016 11:35:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 25, 2016 | Sebastien Roblin
    Ankara’s tanks have been in the news a lot this year, whether prowling the streets of the Turkish capital in a failed coup attempt, or taking missile fire from rebel fighters on the Syrian border. Recently, Turkish armor crossed over into Syria and drove the Islamic State terrorist group from its last holdings along the Turkish border — and also fought with U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels, creating a frustrating diplomatic quandary for the White House.
  • U.S. Was Warned of Attack on Aid Workers in Syria

    09/27/2016 9:10:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 26, 2016 | Michael Weiss
    Two days prior to devastating aerial attacks, Michael Ratney, the U.S. special envoy to Syria, was told the Assad regime was planning to hit the Aleppo facilities of the Syrian Civil Defense, a volunteer rescue group. Raed al-Saleh, the head of the organization, which is widely known as the White Helmets, was in Manhattan last week, where he told not only Ratney, but envoys from the Netherlands, Britain, and Canada. He said intercepted communications from military officers in the Assad regime signaled imminent plans to bomb several rescue centers, according to two sources who were in the room when al-Saleh...
  • Saudi lobbyists plot new push against 9/11 bill [Trent Lott sighting]

    09/27/2016 8:11:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 26, 2016 | Isaac Arnsdorf and Seung Min Kim
    Saudi Arabia is mounting a last-ditch campaign to scuttle legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom — and they're enlisting major American companies to make an economic case against the bill. General Electric, Dow Chemical, Boeing and Chevron are among the corporate titans that have weighed in against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, which passed both chambers unanimously and was vetoed on Friday, according to people familiar with the effort. The companies are acting quietly to avoid the perception of opposing victims of terrorism, but they're responding to...
  • Ryan pushes sentencing reform in face of skeptical GOP

    09/27/2016 8:07:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 27, 2016 | Rachel Bade
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing a major obstacle in his months-long quest to pass criminal justice reform: unenthused House Republicans still skittish about looking soft on crime. The Wisconsin Republican for weeks has repeated his personal desire to move a bipartisan package that would include allowing well-behaved nonviolent prisoners to be eligible for early release and easing some drug-related sentencing requirements.
  • CLOWN WARNINGS ISSUED AHEAD OF HALLOWEEN SEASON

    09/27/2016 8:02:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    KTRK-ABC 13 ^ | September 26, 2016 | Staff
    A string of frightening encounters involving children and clowns has officials warning people to be on the lookout for these characters this Halloween season. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says this October, if you see something, say something.
  • As the race tightens, #NeverTrump grasps for relevance

    09/27/2016 8:00:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 26, 2016 | David Weigel
    The “Texas campaign launch” for Evan McMullin, an independent presidential candidate who is not on the ballot — he must be written in — was held in the vintage room of a wine bar near the city’s convention center. Badge-holders from the Texas Tribune Festival had trekked downtown, joining some intrigued local activists noshing on brie, crackers and falafel. As McMullin searched for parking, the omnipresent McMullin strategist Rick Wilson held court and took compliments from people who’d seen him on cable. “Thank you for giving us a choice.” “Thank you for giving us something to vote for.”
  • Swiss parliament votes to ban Muslim women from wearing the Burka in public

    09/27/2016 7:41:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Sun ^ | September 27, 2016 | Emma Lake
    Earlier this year a government committee had voted strongly against the ban, Swiss news service 20 minuten reported. The ruling will have to undergo further scrutiny and votes before it could be made law. Members voted in favour of a ruling that “no person shall cover his face in public places and in places or hide in the public domain or the provision of public services (excluding sacred sites).” Blick am Abend reported that CVP National Councillor Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter said: “The Burqa is an expression of misogynistic Islamist ideology. This symbol we need to halt. ”
  • Temple University Student Art Display Tells White People to ‘Do Something’

    09/27/2016 6:38:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Tom Cioccotta
    A student art installation at Temple University curiously reads, “White People. Do Something,” and has provoked polarizing reactions across social media. The Tyler School of Art at Temple University took to their Twitter account to brag about the art installation, which is located on a central quad at the Philadelphia-based institution. Although the project’s meaning remains unclear, it hasn’t stopped community members and internet commentators from speculating about the artist’s motivation.
  • [UK] Labour’s Domestic Violence Spokeswoman Admits Assaulting Husband [ed]

    09/26/2016 1:08:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has rallied behind his domestic violence spokeswoman, Sarah Champion, after she admitted being arrested and cautioned by police for beating her husband with a framed painting. Mrs. Champion (pictured right), the feminist MP for Rotherham and “Shadow Home Office Minister for Preventing Abuse and Domestic Violence” confessed on Friday to the incident, which happened when she was divorcing from husband Graham Hoyland in 2007.
  • NASA’s Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa

    09/26/2016 12:17:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NASA ^ | September 26, 2016 | Staff
    Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes. The observation increases the possibility that missions to Europa may be able to sample Europa’s ocean without having to drill through miles of ice. “Europa’s ocean is considered to be one of the most promising places that could potentially harbor life in the solar system,” said Geoff Yoder, acting associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “These plumes, if...
  • 'Barbaric': UN officials condemn Syria's Aleppo bombardment

    09/26/2016 10:58:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | September 26, 2016 | Euan McKirdy, Tim Hume and James Masters
    Top UN officials have separately described the Syrian regime's brutal offensive against areas of the besieged northern city of Aleppo as "barbaric." Following the collapse of a short-lived, US-and Russia-brokered ceasefire, Syrian forces pounded rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least 85 people and wounding more than 300 others, an activist group reported.
  • Russia accused of war crimes in Syria at UN security council session

    09/26/2016 8:05:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 26, 2016 | Julian Borger and Kareem Shaheen
    Russia has been directly and repeatedly accused of war crimes at the UN security council in an unusually blunt session, as hopes of any form of ceasefire were flattened by the scale and ferocity of the Syrian regime’s assault on eastern Aleppo. The war crimes accusations centred on the widespread use of bunker-busting and incendiary bombs on the 275,000 civilians living in the rebel-held east of the city, weapons that Moscow’s accusers say were dropped by Russian aircraft.
  • Aleppo has become a 'ghost city'

    09/26/2016 8:00:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | September 26, 2016 | James Masters and Mohammad Eyad Kourdi
    Everyone is waiting for a way out of Aleppo, says 28-year-old Monther Etaky, a graphic designer who lives there. "The city is now a ghost city," the father of a two-month-old boy tells CNN. "There are only ambulances and fire trucks around and over the past three days the shelling has been horrible. "Usually I get used to the barrel bombs and I could sleep normally -- but now I can't -- the new missiles are so loud and horrifying."
  • First Latina ‘SNL’ Cast Member Under Fire for Deleting ‘Racist’ Tweets

    09/26/2016 7:55:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 25, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Newly announced Saturday Night Live cast member Melissa Villaseńor — the first Latina cast member in the show’s four-decade history — has come under fire for apparently deleting thousands of tweets from her social media account that critics have deemed racist. The tweets from the 28-year-old Mexican-American comedian — who joined the cast of NBC’s long-running sketch show earlier this month — were first noticed by Grist writer Aura Bogado, who pointed them out on Twitter.
  • Latest Crime Statistics Released: Increase in Violent Crime, Decrease in Property Crime

    09/26/2016 7:00:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    FBI ^ | September 26, 2016 | Staff
    Today, the FBI released its annual compilation of crimes reported to its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program by law enforcement agencies from around the nation. Crime in the United States, 2015 reveals a 3.9 percent increase in the estimated number of violent crimes and a 2.6 percent decrease in the estimated number of property crimes last year when compared to 2014 data.
  • Wild finish vs. Auburn dooms LSU, pushes Les Miles one step closer to firing

    09/25/2016 4:44:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 24, 2016 | Chris Johnson
    It took one game in the 2016 season for the feel-good period following Les Miles’s survival of an attempted coup to end. It took four games for the LSU head coach’s approval rating to dip so low that speculation about Miles’s future will loom over the rest of the Tigers’ games.
  • Jim Harbaugh claims ‘support’ for Michigan players who raised fists during anthem

    09/25/2016 4:40:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | Des Bieler
    Jim Harbaugh, who coached Colin Kaepernick with the 49ers, has offered mixed opinions on the quarterback’s protests of racial injustice during renditions of the national anthem. On Saturday, the Michigan head coach expressed “support” for players of his who raised their fists during the anthem before a game against Penn State.
  • Hillary abruptly CANCELS planned trip to riot-torn Charlotte this Sunday so [tr]

    09/24/2016 5:25:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Saptember 24, 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Hillary Clinton has cancelled her trip to Charlotte after protests over the deadly shooting Keith Lamont Scott entered a fourth night. The Democratic candidate had announced that she was preparing to get back on the campaign trail with a week filled with appearances before actual voters, after ducking off the rally circuit to prepare for Monday's debate.
  • The new Godzilla film imagines a strong Japan pushing back against the U.S.

    09/24/2016 5:16:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2016 | Anna Fifield
    Even after 62 years and 31 ways of destroying cities, it seems Japanese people still can’t get enough of Godzilla and his catastrophic ways. “This is my fifth time to see it,” Iori Yanagi, a 30-something woman, said before a special screening of the latest Godzilla movie, released here as “New” or “Real” Godzilla.
  • [Twitter Surrogate] Hillary: The Third World Has a “Right” to Move to the United States

    09/23/2016 3:12:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 23, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    On Monday, Donald Trump gave a speech on terrorism and immigration in which he said: We want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally, through a process…. No one has a right to immigrate to this country. That should be a truism. But, as Byron York points out, Hillary Clinton responded in a retweet that she disagrees:
  • Nasa to reveal 'surprising activity' on Jupiter's moon Europa (but it says it is NOT aliens)

    09/23/2016 9:57:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2016 | Libby Plummer and Abigail Beall
    Nasa is expected to make an announcement about 'surprising activity' on Jupiter's moon, Europa, on Monday. Many speculated that Nasa could finally be announcing evidence of life beyond Earth. The space agency, however, has poured cold water over these claims, tweeting that the much anticipated announcement will not be related to aliens.
  • Mispronouncing Student’s Name Now a ‘Microaggression’

    09/23/2016 9:26:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2016 | Susan Berry
    A campaign initiated by the National Association for Bilingual Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education says a teacher who mispronounces a student’s name is causing a negative emotional state that can lead to poor academic success. The campaign, titled “My Name, My Identity: A Declaration of Self,” says on its website, “Did you know that mispronouncing a student’s name negates the identity of the student? This can lead to anxiety and resentment which, in turn, can hinder academic progress.”
  • George Stephanopoulos To Lead ABC News Presidential Debate Coverage

    09/23/2016 8:35:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 23, 2016 | Lisa de Moraes
    ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead its coverage of the first presidential debate on Monday. Stephanopoulos will be based in New York during the 9-11 PM ET debate being held at Hofstra University. Among those participating in the network’s coverage, from New York, Washington, D.C. and at the university are World News Tonight anchor David Muir, This Week with George Stephanopoulos co-anchor Martha Raddatz, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, World News Tonight Saturday Anchor/senior national correspondent Cecilia Vega, World News Tonight Sunday anchor and correspondent Tom Llamas, Nightline co-anchor Byron Pitts, political analyst Cokie Roberts and special...
  • MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL’S RATINGS HAVE BEEN BAD, AND THEY’RE ABOUT TO GET WORSE

    09/23/2016 6:48:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | September 21, 2016 | Sean Keely
    Primetime ratings for the opening weekend of the 2016 NFL season were not kind. Not only were they down across almost the entire board, Monday Night Football‘s numbers showed signs that last season’s slide might be continuing. MNF averaged an 8.1 rating for the 2015 season while garnering an average viewership of 12.9 million, down two percent and three percent, respectively. In Week 1 of the 2016 season, the early game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins was the least watched MNF game since 2012 (7.7 rating, 13.0 million viewers), while the San Francisco 49ers – Los Angeles Rams...
  • 'Their generation will conquer Rome, Baghdad and Jerusalem': Chilling jihadi video [tr]

    09/23/2016 6:44:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A chilling video has been released by jihadi propagandists which shows how 'Cubs of the Caliphate' - children looking as young as five - are being brainwashed into becoming the next wave of ISIS fighters. The narrator refers to them as 'the generation that will conquer Baghdad, Jerusalem, Mecca and Rome'. On a tour of a sharia institution, run by the Islamic State in the Al-Khayr province of Syria - according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, which posted and translated the video - young boys are asked about their dreams and aspirations.
  • Ringleader of Oxford University plot to remove Cecil Rhodes statue is accused of racism [tr]

    09/23/2016 6:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2016 | Eleanor Harding
    The ringleader of the Oxford University ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign has been accused of racism after admitting he wanted to ‘whip’ a fellow student because he was white. Ntokozo Qwabe, 25, was filmed using a stick to hit a student’s mobile phone out of his hands – and then ranted online that his victim was guilty of ‘white apartheid settler colonial entitlement’.
  • Wedding is cancelled after bride-to-be is filmed passionately kissing man 'she had just met' [tr]

    09/23/2016 6:33:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A bride-to-be filmed passionately kissing a man she had 'just met' during her hen do had to cancel the wedding after the clip went viral. Emma Alicia Paz Ayala from the north-western Mexican city of Hermosillo went out for her party with female friends to celebrate her last night of 'freedom' as a single lady. The do took place at the Playa del Carmen resort on the other side of the country and while drinking heavily at a pool bar, Emma was filmed locking lips with the apparent stranger.